The Social Psychology of Music

Paperback | April 1, 1997

EditorDavid J. Hargreaves, Adrian C. North

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The social contexts in which people create, perform, perceive, understand and react to music have been neglected by psychologists. This book provides an authoritative, up to date and comprehensive guide to the social psychology of music. It represents the first attempt to define the fieldsince Farnsworth's book of the same title published in 1969, including the new areas of medicine, marketing, and education in which the social psychology of music has direct applications in the real world. After an opening review chapter, the remaining 14 chapters are divided into six sections;individual differences; social groups and situations; social and cultural influences; developmental issues; musicianship; real world applications. Several of these chapters are ground-breaking reviews published for the first time. Aside form psychologists and music educators, The social psychologyof music will appeal to musicians, communications researchers, broadcasters, and commercial companies.

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The social contexts in which people create, perform, perceive, understand and react to music have been neglected by psychologists. This book provides an authoritative, up to date and comprehensive guide to the social psychology of music. It represents the first attempt to define the fieldsince Farnsworth's book of the same title publi...

David Hargreaves is at University of Leicester. Adrian North is at University of Leicester.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:336 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.71 inPublished:April 1, 1997Publisher:Oxford University Press

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1. D. Hargreaves and A. North: The Social Psychology of MusicPart 1. Individual Differences2. A. Kemp: Individual Differences in Musical Behaviour3. S. O'Neill: Gender and MusicPart 2. Social Groups and Situations4. R. Crozier: Music and Social Influence5. A. North and D. Hargreaves: Experimental Aesthetics and Everyday Music ListeningPart 3. Social and Cultural Influences6. D. Simonton: Products, Persons, and Periods: Historiometric Analyses of Compositional Creativity7. A. Gregory: The Roles of Music in Society: The Ethnomusicological Perspective8. P. Russell: Musical Tastes and SocietyPart 4. Developmental Issues9. D. Zillman and S. Gan: Musical Taste in Adolescence10. J. Davidson, M. Howe and J. Sloboda: Enviromental Factors in the Development of Musical Performance Skill over the Life-spanPart 5. Musicianship11. J. Davidson: The Social Musical Performance12. G. Wilson: Performace AnxietyPart 6. Real Qorld Applications13. L. Bunt: Clinical and Therapeutic Uses of Music14. A. North and D. Hargeaves: Music and Consumer Behaviour15. B. Olsson: The Social Psychology of Music Education